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Paris Hilton: "Disgusting" gays "have AIDS"

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Paris a homophobe?

Shocking audio has surfaced of Paris Hilton making far-reaching homophobic remarks to a friend and a cab driver. Was she taken out of context or did she mean every word?

She may no longer be relevant, but that doesn't stop Paris Hilton from making headlines. This time the celebutante is in hot water over homophobic remarks she made when she didn't think the world was listening -- and that's always when the truth comes out.

During New York Fashion Week, Hilton was in a cab with a friend who is a gay male model, and the two were discussing the gay hookup site Grindr.

The cabbie recorded the convo when he realized who was in the backseat. While RadarOnline has the entire audio, the worst parts are when she calls gay men disgusting and says they will all die of AIDS.

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"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world," she said. "They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."

"I would be so scared if I were a gay guy," Paris said a bit later. "You'll like, die of AIDS."

In a really weird and ineffectual attempt at damage control, her rep said, "Paris Hilton's comments were to express that it is dangerous for anyone to have unprotected sex that could lead to a life threatening disease. The conversation became heated, after a close gay friend told her in a cab ride, a story about a gay man who has AIDS and is knowingly having unprotected sex. He also discussed a website that encourages random sex by gay men with strangers. As she was being shown the website her comments were in reference to those people promoting themselves on the site."

"The cab driver who recorded this, only provided a portion of the conversation. It was not her intent to make any derogatory comments about all gays. Paris Hilton is a huge supporter of the gay community and would never purposefully make any negative statements about anyone's sexual orientation."

Ah, the ol' "But some of my closest friends are gay" excuse. Can't wait to hear what GLAAD has to say about this!

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